Fastest 50 in cricket history: Chris Gayle strikes 12 ball for half a century to match his own fastest record of half a century|ExBulletin
Chris Gayle Hits 12-Ball Half Century: Deep Space Manager was not in the state of mind to spare the opposition bowlers at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Throughout a Super League match of the continuous 4th season of the T10 League in between Group Abu Dhabi and Maratha Arabians in Abu Dhabi, seasoned Group Abu Dhabi opening batsman Chris Gayle hit a blistering half century of 12 balls to set his own record of the fastest half century.
It deserves noting that previous Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and Gayle hold the record for the fastest half-century as both left-handed hitters had achieved the accomplishment in 12 balls. While Yuvraj had actually played the innings of his life during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Gayle’s negligent knock had actually come during a Big Celebration League game in 2016.
Gayle opened the hitting with Paul Stirling (11) and made an outright mess of a 98-run target by sealing the chase in just the 6th. After hitting a limit at Yamin Ahmadzai on the third pitch he encountered, Gayle didn’t play a runball for the rest of his innings, scoring 84 * (22) with the help of six fours and 9 sixes.
Confronted with relatively unskilled and lesser-known bowlers, the 41-year-old revealed a normal carnage at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Gayle, who struck 5 fours and six sixes in the trot to sign up half a century of 12 balls, ultimately singled in the fourth to bring about some modification. After running 4 runs in the fifth over, the left-handed team folded over the center of Muktar Ali’s wicket to win the match in the 6th over.